UTS and University of Vienna’s new joint PhD program

Dec 3, 2013
  • Article by Online Editor

Above: Lawrence Wallen, ITALY, International City Dubai UAE, 2009. Digital c-print, 104 x 78 cm

The School of Design and the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) have announced a new joint PhD program in partnership with the University of Vienna – Critical Spatial Thinking: Design and Performative Practice. Applications in the area of Practice-informed Research (PiR), commencing in early 2014, have been invited.

This PhD program brings together candidates and leading academics from the UTS School of Design and the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna in a trans-disciplinary research cluster. The program leads to a joint PhD degree, managed and taught at both universities.

Working across the disciplines of spatial design, architecture, theatre, exhibition and media, the program engages existing design and artistic competencies and applies them directly to questions of design and performative practice.

PhD proposals must relate to one or several of the program’s main research arenas:

  • Critical Practices: Performance, Design and the Politics of Space
  • Sharing Space: Collaborative Practices in Curating, Design and Performance
  • Staging the City: Performative Strategies and the Activation of Urban Space

Successful candidates spend periods of time at both universities. The current academic leads at the respective institutions are Professor Thea Brejzek and Professor Lawrence Wallen from UTS; and Professor Wolfgang Greisenegger and Professor Brigitte Marschall from the University of Vienna.

The application deadline is 15 December 2013.

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23 Oct 14 at 12:27 AM • farzaneh kia

Dear sir /madam,
My name is farzaneh kia. I have two masters degrre in architecture which are engineering of architecture and interior design of commercial spaces.
I came across your website and interested your activities in group thats why I have written you to ask if there is still opportunity to do phd under your supervidion.
I am waiting to hearing from you soon.
Farzaneh KiA

29 Oct 14 at 3:26 PM Online Editor

Hi Farzaneh, you will have to contact UTS and University of Vienna directly, as ADR is not involved in the PhD program. Good luck!


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